Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Update and Modern Irish Bee reminder

Morning Modern Quilters Ireland.

PhotobucketReminder for all those taking part in our Round Robin or making medallion quilts, the linky party opens this Friday for the first round addition to our starting blocks.  To be in with a chance of winning a voucher from Fluffy Sheep Quilting you can post a progress photo and random number generator will select a winner. Thanks again Cindy for sponsoring our bee!

Congratulations to Erin who won last month's voucher!

Just a quick update to tell you about some of the changes made to our blog this year.  I've opened a Beginners Corner page where the info about our swaps and some of the posts exploring Half Square Triangles and Swoon blocks etc. are featured for easy access.   We'll be adding to this and hope in addition to a summer swap to have a Quilt A Long this year too so stay tuned! 

Links to Modern Irish Bee blocks from 2014 and 2015 are up and available if anyone is looking for blocks to make.  This year, as it is a free form Round Robin, I won't be posting any from Modern Irish Bee but will post regularly on some free bee blocks and Quilt-A-Longs that are happening in blog land!  (See January's post if you are looking for inspiration or a Quilt- A-Long still going - its not too late to join any of them!)

I've created a Gallery to show our quilts from our first Happiness exhibition last year.  If anyone wants to add to this I'd love to add more photos so send us a mail!

We are trying to get a virtual library together by having a page where we have book reviews.  If you have found a book or a magazine that you love please share so we can explore and find new things to read too!  So far we have only 2 reviews up so please if anyone has a spare moment to write a few lines about a book you recommend and take a cover photo we'd love to hear about it!

Our Tutorials page is growing!  Thank you Irina for allowing us to add your zipper pouch tutorial!  We have a baby quilt from Fiona and note book cover from Cindy.  I have added a 72" big block quilt and a patchwork drawstring bag. 

Finally I've updated the resources page to add in teacher info, members that take custom quilt orders and members shops. This page is a work in progress so if you want to be included or want me to amend any details please drop us a line!

We would love to hear from you so if you have anything to share for Beginners Corner, Gallery, Library or if you have a tutorial on your blog, a block or a pattern you would like to share please let me know!  Also if there is anything else that you would like to see here on the blog or in our facebook group please get in touch!   Our contact info and hashtags for sharing are:

Email - mqgireland@gmail.com

Blog - http://modernquiltersireland.blogspot.ie/

Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/groups/modernquiltguildireland/

Facebook - http://facebook.com/mqgireland

Instagram - hastags:  #mordernirishquilters or #modernquiltersireland

-Ruth

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